Tester Secures More Than $6 Million to Upgrade Glacier Park International Airport

Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law

As a direct result of his bipartisan infrastructure law, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $6,054,264 as part of Glacier Park International Airport’s ongoing expansion project.

This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Terminals Program. Tester negotiated the IIJA with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and President Biden, and was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to support the legislation.

“Glacier International’s expansion is a big step forward for folks in the valley – not only does this support the local economy, it means folks who live and work there can stay connected with the rest of the country more affordably,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured this funding for the expansion as a part of my bipartisan infrastructure law, and I’m looking forward to seeing the expansion in action.”

Tester has led the charge to upgrade Montana’s airport infrastructure. He previously secured approximately $144 million for Montana’s airports through the IIJA, which will be awarded over five years between 2022 and 2026. This funding can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements. Tester has also led the effort to lower costs and expand access to reliable air service in rural communities. In May, Tester introduced his bipartisan Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act to increase flight options for travelers in rural America.